off a few things need to be established before we continue.
Scalar vs. Vector
Scalar- A quantifiable measurement of speed, mass, distance, etc containing
eg) 15mph 32ft/s 46
A measurement of speed, etc. with magnitude and direction.
eg) 15mph to the east 32ft/s bearing 34 degrees
Newton’s first law
of motion is very apparent in centripetal motion. It basically says that objects
tend to stay at a constant velocity (both magnitude and direction) unless an outside net force is present. This will be proven mathematically and experimentally in the “work?” section.